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  1. I used the nlite method to incorporate the sataraid drivers and managed to install. However I 'm getting the strangest error. I have two IDE HD's as well as a mirrored SATA raid disk. I had already installed XP PRO onto one of the ide drives. If I make the raid HDD to boot device then i get 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER' If I make the IDE HD the boot device I cget the select menu from BOOT.INI, when I select the version on the raid device, I get 'WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: hal.dll' (note the ide xp pro can be selected ok) If I make the dvd/cd the boot device ignore the 'press any key to boot from cd' I can then select either of the xp pro systems. The raid xp pro work oks but I dont want this to be my permenant config I have re-installed but get the same result. One strange thing the root directory of the raid disk did not get ntldr, ntdetect.com and of *.sys files, nor boot.ini. I've manually copied these from the other install. I've tried BIOS versions 1012 1013 and 1014. I've installed the chipset stuff from 665 I've also tried the recovery console fixmbr and fixboot I 've tried different copies of hal.dll, nothing seems to make any difference. Sorry about the English/grammer it 4 in the morning, I need to get to bed after another long and fruitless n ight with this motherboard(ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe). This motherboard is going to find it self in a bin somewhere!